UFC on Fuel TV: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald

This Saturday the Fuel TV 7 card will air from historic Wembley Arena in London. The main event is features Renan Barao going up against Michael McDonald in a battle for the interim bantamweight title.

Che Mills and Matthew Riddle will meet in a welterweight bout. Mills has won 7 of his last 8, with that one lost coming to Rory MacDonald. While Riddle has been dealing with personal obstacles stemming from his drug suspension last year, to the birth of twin daughters.

James Te-Huna will face Ryan Jimmo. These to light-heavyweights both possess loads of KO power. If you recall Ryan Jimmo recorded the fastest KO in UFC history the last time he stepped into the Octagon.

Gunnar Nelson an undefeated BJJ blackbelt will try and keep his perfect MMA record on the line against Jorge Santiago. Santiago has been kind of hit or miss lately, and this will be his first fight back in the UFC.

Jimi Manuwa who is also undefeated in his MMA career with 12 wins and 11 coming by way of KO, will face Cyrille Diabate a former lengthy kickboxer who also has the ability to put you to sleep.

Cub Swanson is on a three fight win streak, and during this streak he has finished every one of his opponents. Dustin Poirer would like to put an end to that in this featherweight match –up.

Finally we have the interim Bantamweight title with Barao going up against McDonald. McDonald is impressive at 15-1 and his last two fights he finished his opponents with impressive KO’s. However he has a huge task in facing Barao who currently holds one of the longest unbeaten streaks in MMA today at 29 fights dating back to 2005.

Affliction 3: Vitor Belfort vs Jorge Santiago


Well respected middleweights Vitor Belfort and Jorge Santiago will likely meet up at Affliction 3 “Trilogy” on Aug 1 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, according to MMAWeekly. The fight is expected to take place on the PPV portion of the card.

Belfort (18-8) is coming off a win at Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning”, where he ran over Matt “The Law” Lindland in 37 seconds of the first round.

Santiago (21-7) had limited success in the UFC, going 1-2, his only win was over Justin Levens at UFN 5. Since then he has built up an impressive 9 fight winning streak with notable wins over Kazuo Misaki, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Trevor Prangley, Sean Salmon and Jeremy Horn.

For the latest on Affliction 3, check out our MMA Rumors section.

Strikeforce Tournament Fighter Payouts


Strikeforce Tournament Salaries

Cung Le: $50,000
Trevor Prangley: $30,000
Alistair Overeem: $30,000
Brian Schwartz: $30,000
Falaniko Vitale: $20,000
Paul Buentello: $20,000
Jorge Santiago: $15,000
Sam Morgan: $10,000
Bobby Southworth: $10,000
Luke Stewart: $10,000
Dennis Hallman: $10,000
Alexander Crispin: $6,500
Sean Salmon: $5,000
Eric Lawson: $5,000
Jeremiah Metcalf: $5,000
Anthony Figueroa: $4,000
Anthony Ruiz: $3,500
Clint Coronel: $3,000
Lemont Davis: $2,000
Bryson Kamaka: $1,500
Josh Neal: $1,500
Chris Drumm: $1,000
Evan Esguerra: $1,000
Pete Sabala: $1,000

Total Attendance: 7,249, 5,621 paid
Total Earnings: $387,685
Total Fighter Payout: $275,000.